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Learn about Veer Savarkar and his invaluable contribution to India’s independence


Today is Veer Savarkar Jayanti. One of the most famous names in history is Damodardas Savarkar alias V.D. Savarkar.. Veer Savarkar was born on this day i.e. 28th May 1883 in Bhagur village of Nashik district of Maharashtra. B. a. After passing out, he went to England in 1906 and stayed at India House, London, engaged in writing and revolutionary activities. India House was the center of political activities in those days which was run by Pandits.

Savarkar formed the ‘Free India’ Society
VD Savarkar formed the ‘Free India’ Society, which inspired Indian students to fight for independence. This is where his identity as a writer began. In the year 1907, he started writing a book called ‘The Independence Summer of 1857’. In his heart was the fire of freedom. He wrote a lot during his lifetime even after many struggles.

Damodar Savarkar is credited with fighting for India’s independence and promoting Hinduism in India. Savarkar has been a controversial figure in the Indian freedom struggle. Where many consider him a great revolutionary and patriot. Also, there is no dearth of those who consider him communal. He is associated with the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Whatever the truth may be, it is a fact that Davarkar is also credited with propagating Hindutva and Hindutva ideology. Savarkar is known as Veer Savarkar. ‘Veer Savarkar Jayanti’ is celebrated across India in memory of Vinayak Damodar “Veer” Savarkar. Veer Savarkar Known as one of the greatest freedom fighters of India, Savarkar is known for carrying out many activities for the development of the Hindu community across the country. Veer Savarkar Jayanti is celebrated on 28 May every year.

Savarkar’s arrest in London in 1910
He was arrested in London on 13 March 1910 and sent to India for trial. However, when the ship carrying Savarkar reached Marseille, France, he escaped. But the French police arrested him. He was sentenced to prison in Andaman on 24 December 1910. He also tried to impart education to illiterate convicts in jail.

Nathuram Godse was a member of the Hindu Mahasabha. However, on the demand of great leaders like Vitthalbhai Patel, Tilak and Gandhi, Savarkar was released and brought back to India on May 2, 1921. But the Indian government made Veer Savarkar an accused in the case of Mahatma Gandhi’s murder. He was later acquitted by the Supreme Court of India. Savarkar died on 26 February 1966 at the age of 83 in Panchatatva.